Verona is a town of contractors, so that scuffed shoe tip in Monday’s slideshow could have belonged to any number of guys. Tuesday’s photo of cement and rebar didn’t elicit a single guess. But on Wednesday, the chain-link fence sparked a flurry of guesses that ended with the Verona Recycling Center at Commerce Court.
We’re surprised that our readers didn’t get the answer sooner, since you make fairly good use of the Recycling Center. According to the Verona Environmental Commission, almost 35% of the waste collected in Verona is recycled, which helps to cap our garbage costs. The 2,500 tons of recyclables toted up in 2008 saved taxpayers more than $193,000 in disposal costs.
You can recycle a wide variety of materials at the center, from plastic bottles to clothing and shoes. Your old electronics need to come here and not out with your regular garbage (clean that computer of sensitive data first), as well as all of your cardboard boxes. The center is open on Wednesday and Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
If you’re a regular to the center, you know Mike Iglesino and his signature warm-weather hat, which merits its own photo in the slideshow. Inglesino has a winter hat too, but we’d like to make a modest suggestion to this week’s contest winner, Beth Shorten: Since you already have a hat, how about giving this one to Mike?